asiaguy wrote:Actually Filipinos are not poor and in fact it is not cheap in Manila too.
The tourism industry is pretty impressive in Manila. You have alot of westerners with shady intentions going to the Phippines thinking they can do alot of things behind closed doors. You need to be very careful if you're going with the intent of having a sexual encounter. You don't want to find yourself being set up for a child sex sting.
Some brothels have their daughters sleep with western men and record or take pictures to blackmail them into emptying their bank accounts in exchange for not turning the evidence over to the police. That or they'll lie and tell you the young woman you slept with was younger than you thought she was.
Just practice some common sense and you should be ok.